Coastguard volunteers had a busy morning last Thursday with incidents on the island and offshore.A runabout was washed onto the rocks at the western end of Little Oneroa. A frayed anchor rope indicated the boat had broken free from...
The St John ambulance team on Waiheke is one of the busiest in the Auckland region, and over the summer months the crew face many unique challenges, as Sophie Boladeras discovers.Traversing Waiheke’s rugged terrain to attend one of the...
People of all ages, nationalities and skin colours had gathered under the sun outside Piritahi Marae on the morning of Wednesday 6 February, waiting to be officially welcomed onto the grounds to take part in the solemn celebrations of...
Diver’s Rock has been a favoured hangout for young Waiheke residents for decades and it is now also sought out by tourists. But a recent spate of incidents on properties traversed for years by people going to the rock...
“We are fortunate on Waiheke to have teams that clean our beaches every morning and that our restaurants and cafes are very environmentally conscious,” Mudbrick Vineyard floor manager Poppy Watson-Brooks says.“Being surrounded by the ocean is amazing but the...
About 150-metres from her room at the Waiheke Island Resort where her boyfriend was waiting, Raven Torea was randomly assaulted.Both in their 20s, she and her partner Glenn Logan were visiting for four days. They live in Melbourne where...
A woman’s pledge to save her dog has been attracting passersby at Matiatia wharf over the past week. Cristina Llanos-Garcia has been on a hunger strike since Friday 25 January to draw attention to a pending court decision which...
Police are introducing a stationary camera car to the island to deter speeding motorists. “The initiative is being implemented following concerns that were brought to our attention regarding the unsafe speed of some motorists on the island,” says Police Sergeant...
“All vineyards experienced a shortage of hospitality staff over the peak summer period,” says Jenny Holmes, chair of the Waiheke Island Tourism Forum.“The majority of vineyards have enough staff to work in the vines, but it is kitchen...
Litter and marine debris are apparent in waters around the island, particularly over the summer with the influx of recreational boats and visitors.  To try to mitigate the issue, Auckland Council is providing a floating waste barge to encourage...